Kids love to decorate the Christmas tree with their own creations. These burlap Christmas ornaments allow them to do just that! These adorable ornaments are perfect for sending to Grandma, embellishing cookie plates, or even for making gift tags or bookmarks.
Burlap (We used a burlap table runner from Hobby Lobby because I like the tighter weave.)
Mod Podge (matte) and paint brushes
Cookie Cutters (or paper templates for shapes)
Narrow Christmas ribbon
Hot Glue Gun
Scrap paper to protect your work surface
*Before getting started, please note that you will need a couple of hours dry time right in the middle of this project.
1. Cut the burlap into individual pieces, larger than the shapes that you will be using for the ornaments.
2. Lay scrap paper down on your table or counter to protect your work surface. Paint Mod Podge onto the burlap pieces. The Mod Podge will paint on white, but will disappear as it dries. The Mod Podge will keep the burlap from fraying when you cut out your ornament. It also causes the burlap to be a little stiffer and easier to work with. After painting the burlap pieces, lift them up off the scrap paper to ensure that they are not adhering to the scrap paper while they dry. Allow the Mod Podge to dry thoroughly for a couple of hours.
3. Using a marker, trace around the outside of your cookie cutter or other shape.
4. With markers, fill in the details of your ornament as desired.
5. Cut out the ornaments. (This will be a little difficult as the burlap will be stiff. Young children may need help with this step.)
6. (Adults only!) Cut the narrow ribbon into five-inch lengths. Using the hot glue gun, glue both ends of the ribbon to the back of the ornament, making a loop for hanging the ornament. Allow to dry for a couple of minutes, then hang on the tree. Step back and admire your creation.